Ellis Lauds Banyana’s Unbeaten Cyprus Cup Run
Desiree Ellis commends Banyana players for unbeaten run in Cyprus Cup
Banyana Banyana coach, Desiree Ellis has lauded her charges for their unbeaten run in the 2018 Cyprus Women's Cup.
Banyana have played three games winning once and drawing their other two. The South Africans commenced their campaign with a goalless draw against Slovakia then proceeded to win 1-0 over Hungry and subsequently drew against Korea DPR who are ranked 11th in the World.
“I’ve maintained that the Cyprus Cup was a tournament that would prepare us for our CAF Women’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers and for the 2019 Fifa Women’s World Cup in France year,” said Ellis.
“I want to commend my players for the bravery they have shown here. We have shown tactical discipline and that’s why we remain unbeaten in three games.
“It was important that our players get (the) feel of playing on foreign soil. They will need this on our venture of qualifying for next year’s World Cup,” concluded Ellis.
Currently, Banyana are in second place in Group C after Korea DPR with five points after playing three games.
The Cyprus Cup will draw to a conclusion on Thursday 8 March 2018.